According to Brembo technicians, who work closely with all the MotoGP World Championship riders, the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto falls into the category of very difficult tracks for the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 on the difficulty index, matched by the tracks at Aragon and Brno.
The 4,423 meters (2.75 miles) of track is a sequence of slow, fast and super fast corners. The thirteen turns make up 31 per cent of the total length of the track and offer numerous opportunities for overtaking. The major changes in slope call for a bike that is easy to handle and well balanced, as well as stable on the brakes.